I’m looking forward to spring and one of my favorite inspirational rituals: the Chicago architectural boat tour.
Even after 25 years of living in downtown Chicago – and especially now that I’ve been away for a while – I can’t wait to again gaze at the skyline in awe.
Chicago’s architectural boat tours offer a look into the birthplace of modern American architecture and the city’s architectural heritage. The tour takes you up close and personal with the skyscrapers, which give you a new perspective for all of the artistic talent, engineering, and technological marvels involved in creating such massive structures. If you're in town, look up www.architecture.org/tours
To appreciate the inspiration of the architecture, think beyond the concrete jungle.
As one of my former colleagues, Greg, wrote a while back, “Such as in advertising, I try to imagine that all space is ad space. In multimedia, I venture to think beyond traditional media. In design, I aim to push beyond the boundaries of my imagination. As I kink my neck to stare up at the skyscrapers, I imagine these spaces as more than just office buildings. I think about the artist behind every skyscraper trying to carve out a city and sculpt a structure that extends thousands of feet into the sky.”
He shared these photos from one of his tours.